Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818


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Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving


Reference Materials

While these are excellent reference materials, in no way should this information be considered a replacement for proper training for the specific type of diving in which you plan to participate.  

CAMEO Chemicals | Find response information for thousands of hazardous materials, including fire and explosion hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures, protective clothing, and chemical properties. | NOAA Office of Response and Restoration | cameochemicals.noaa.govCAMEO: Each chemical data sheet describes the material and its properties, and includes information on fire and explosive hazards, health hazards, firefighting techniques, cleanup procedures, and protective clothing. Build a list of chemicals. For example, substances involved in an incident response (such as a train derailment) or chemicals stored in your community. See what hazards might occur if chemicals in your MyChemicals collection are mixed together.

Document Title Format, Size  
ADC Show 2003 Lecture  - Update on Contaminated Water Diver Training: Steve Barsky (PDF, 2.2 Mb) Download
ADCI Consensus Standards for Commercial Diving and Underwater Ops (PDF) Download
ADCI "Dangers of Delta P" ADC TV Video View
Aqua Lung Hazmat Drysuit Brochures (PDF) Download
Critical Thinking in Selecting a Dry Suit System: Steve Barsky (PDF, 472 Kb) Download
Diving Equipment Authorized for U.S. Military Use (AMU List) (HTML) View
Diving in Contaminated Water, 3rd Edition: Chemical and biological tests of Viking dry suits and accessories (PDF, 1.9Mb) Download
DUI CXO Drysuit Manual (PDF, 1.0 Mb) Download
DUI CXO Material - Chemical Permeation Report Complete (PDF, 728 Kb) Download
DUI Drysuit Decontamination Protocols (PDF, 27.8 Kb) Download
DUI Risk Management for Public Safety Divers Manual (PDF, 3.5 Mb) Download
DUI "The Myth of Vulcanized Rubber Drysuits for Contaminated Water Diving" (PDF, 35 Kb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Contaminated Water Diving SOP (PDF, 1.6 Mb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Dive Team Brochure (PDF, 762 Kb) Download
EPA Environmental Response Team (ERT) Diver Decontamination Solutions (PDF, 596 Kb) Download
EPA, Region 10 Viking Dry Suit Decontamination Study (PDF, 1.49 Mb) Download
Every Dive May Be a Polluted Water Dive: Steve Barsky (PDF, 105 Kb) Download
Improving Safety for Divers Working in Port Security - Polluted Water Issues in Harbor Environments: Steve Barsky (PDF, 5 Mb) Download
NFPA 1953 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Contaminated Water Diving - 2016 Edition (PDF or Softbound, Approx. 50 pages) Order
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) (PDF, 6 Mb) Download
US DOT Emergency Response Guidebook (PDF, 2.8 Mb) Download
US Navy Diving Manual (PDF, 20.3 Mb ) Download
US Navy Guidance For Diving in Contaminated Waters (PDF, 279 Kb) Download
Viking Drysuit Users Manual (PDF, 568 Kb) Download
Viking Hazmat Inlet Valve (PDF, 250 Kb) Download
Viking X2 Exhaust Valve (PDF, 225 Kb) Download


Scuba Center is proud to offer a wide range of products for your team. Contact us with any questions you may have.

Aqua Lung Hazmat Drysuits | Using the latest in chemical and abrasion resistant materials as well as advanced construction techniques the Aqua Lung HazMat dry suit offers the user 2 layers of both water and chemical protection. All seams are reinforced, stitched, then heat sealed at over 600°c both inside and out making for an extremely durable and “dry” suit. This construction results in a smooth interior and exterior surface which allows for very easy decontamination of most chemicals. | Shop online for Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment or check out the options at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota DUI Drysuits | Hazardous & Contaminated Water Diving Equipment | DUI drysuits and accessories available online and at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota  Interspiro Public Safety Diving Equipment sales and support | The Interspiro line of AGA (Divator) diving full face masks (ffm) are second to none! All have been field proven by Government, Military, Commercial & Public Safety Teams around the world. Interspiro has 70 years of experience as a groundbreaking innovator of respiratory protection for non-breathable environments. They develop, manufacture and market respiratory and auxiliary equipment for firefighting, work in hazardous environments and professional diving. OTS Underwater Communications equipment for Public Safety Diving | Ocean Technology Systems is the Leader in State-of-the-Art Underwater Communication Systems servicing the Sport, Commercial, Movie Industry, Search & Rescue and Military communities around the world! Looking for the finest underwater communications systems available? You have come to the right place. OTS offers hard-wire, through-water, sonic, wireless, diver recall systems, Buddy Phone, Aquacom, Hot Mic, and Buddy Line products. They also offer support items such as earphones, microphones, full face masks, and ComRope.

Trelleborg Viking | Product quality and performance have made Trelleborg Protective Products one of the world’s leading producers of protective clothing and products. They develop and manufacture chemical protective suits, dry diving suits (under the Viking drysuits brand name), inflatable shelters and a wide range of industrial products. The Viking PRO 1000 is popular for many Public Safety Diving applications. | Scuba Center is the Minnesota leader for Public Safety Diving Equipment

Government and Trade Links
ADC | Association of Diving Contractors International | The Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. was founded in 1968 by a small group of diving companies. Their goal was to create a non-profit organization to cultivate and promote the art and science of commercial diving, establish uniform safe standards for commercial divers, and encourage industry-wide observance of these standards. | Contaminated Water ( Hazmat ) Diving information for commercial divers.   CDC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves. CHEMTREC | CHEMical TRansportation Emergency Center | CHEMTREC serves as a round-the-clock resource for obtaining immediate emergency response information for accidental chemical releases.  CHEMTREC is linked to the largest network of chemical and hazardous material experts in the world including chemicals and response specialists within the ACC membership, response specialists within the carrier community, public emergency services, and private contractors.  CHEMTREC also provides a cost-effective method for shippers of hazardous materials to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR § 172.604. | Haz-Mat Emergency Reporting Information DOT | US Department of Transportation | The Department of Transportation was established by an act of the United States Congress on October 15, 1966, the Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967. The mission of the Department of Transportation is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
EPA | United States Environmental Protection Agency | The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. NOAA Contaminated Water Diving Reports Page. A wide range of reports and guidelines all pertaining to diving and contaminated water. | NAVSEA's Contaminated Water Diving (CWD) | This page was created following the Contaminated Water Diving Working Group Conference in Crystal City, VA in July 2006. The working group consists of both federal and civilian divers and organizations who all share an interest in the continued safety of commercial, federal and military divers and are therefore trying to identify the risks posed by diving in Contaminated Waters and how such risks may best be mitigated. OSHA | Occupational Safety & Health Administration | OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

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Scuba Center is proud to be a DAN Business Member | Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center (DUMC). They also offer a wide range of Scuba Diving and Dive Equipment Insurance programs. DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world. | "Your Dive Safety Association" | Join Divers Alert Network at Find Scuba Center on Facebook | "Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc." | Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. | Follow Scuba Center on Facebook to keep up with the latest news in scuba diving equipment, snorkeling equipment, local diving, dive travel, and more. HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.   Scuba Center was Minnesota's first PADI 5 Star Scuba Diving Training Facility and has grown to become Minnesota's largest scuba diving school (Dive Shop). Scuba Center has two store locations, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota. | PADI... The Way the World Learns to Dive. | Now offering PADI eLearning online diver education courses! | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator.   Scuba Center is proud to be a REEF Conservation Partner. Conservation Partners serve as vital sponsors of REEF’s programs, as well as centers for marine conservation actions, outreach, and education. | The Field Station Program will be replaced with the REEF Conservation Partner Program in 2018. | REEF was founded in 1990, out of growing concern about the health of the marine environment, and the desire to provide the SCUBA diving community a way to contribute to the understanding and protection of marine populations. REEF achieves this goal primarily through its volunteer fish monitoring program, the REEF Fish Survey Project. 

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